Hip Hop Aliune Thiam
Uploaded by kelizabeth on Sep 08, 2008
KNOWN HIP-HOP ARTIST BRUTALLY TOSSES FAN OFFSTAGE
Akon finally has a trial date after injuring two fans at a June 2007 concert
Aliune Thiam, known as Akon, a well loved hip-hop artists, shows his true colors when he brutally tosses a fifteen year old fan offstage at a concert in June 2007. Another fan, after having the tossed boy collide with her, suffered from a severe concussion.
It has been sixteen months and the ‘star’ has finally been given a trial date. Akon asked for a jury trial with his lawyer on September 3, 2008 at Fishkill Town Court and is due back for his trial on December 1, 2008. The thirty-five year old singer pleads ‘not guilty’ to the misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and second degree harassment.
Andrea Zellan, Akons million dollar lawyer says, ‘Akon looks forward to putting this incident behind him’. I’m sure he does, but what about the poor fans who are now suffering injuries to their bodies and spirits?
Akon fan-tossing case set for trial
09/04/2008 01:00 AM EDT
Akon is headed to trial on criminal charges he tossed a fan offstage at an upstate concert last summer. The 35-year-old singer is accused of tossing a teenager off the stage during a June 2007 concert at a minor league baseball stadium near Poughkeepsie. Another concertgoer said she suffered a concussion when the boy landed on her.
Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Thiam, asked for the jury trial during a brief appearance with his lawyer in Fishkill Town Court yesterday. He’s due back in court for trial Dec. 1 unless a deal is negotiated in the meantime. He pleaded not guilty in December to misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment, a violation.
In court yesterday, Judge Harold Epstein met privately with Akon’s lawyer, Andrea Zellan, and Dutchess County Assistant District Attorney Anthony Parisi before announcing the case would go to trial unless a deal is reached.
“We are pleased that Judge Epstein adjourned the case to a date certain for either a trial or a negotiated resolution,” Zellan said in a prepared statement. “Akon looks forward to putting this incident behind him, and in the meantime he will continue to meet every requirement set forth by the court.”
Akon’s hits include “Smack That” with Eminem and “I Wanna Love You” with Snoop Dogg. His most recent album, Konvicted, was...